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Managing Dry Skin

November 15, 2015

Managing Dry Skin

Managing Dry Skin with Control Corrective
As the chilly season approaches, you may notice your complexion feels less like a winter wonderland and more like a dehydrated wasteland, thanks to the cool, dry climate and an increased exposure to indoor heating.

Even the healthiest skin profiles can succumb to dull, tight skin that can itch, flake and give rise to not-so-subtle signs of aging. Unfortunately, most people don’t realize that when the seasons shift, so must your skincare regimen – and that doesn’t mean doubling up on heavy creams, much to the surprise of many.

Whether your skin always tends toward dryness or it’s just the season that turns it into the Sahara, note the following tips for managing this condition and avoiding its misconceptions:


  1. Make a proper diagnosis. While it's best to visit an esthetician for a professional diagnosis of your skin and all of its unique characteristics, you can typically tell if you suffer from dry skin based on the following features:
  • Intense redness, itchiness
  • Skin feels dehydrated and tight
  • Dry, rough skin
  • Noticable facial lines and wrinkles
  • Lack of clarity
  • Flaky, itchy skin
  • Uneven skin tone


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       2. Adhere to a morning and evening skincare regimen ideal for dry skin.




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       3. Prioritize facials. While we recommend receiving a professional facial at least once a month to maintain skin health, it's especially important to book when you anticipate seasonal skin flare-ups, common during the winter months. Gentle, soothing and hydrating treatments are best for dry skin, such as:

  • Control Corrective Classic Nourishing Facial - Ideal for dry or hydrated skin, this nourishing facial gently deep cleans with exfoliating enzymes to lift away dry, flaking dead cells and surface toxins. Featuring a massage with an aromatic natural herbal balm, an infusion of botanical serum and a creamy soothing mask, this facial helps skin soak up rejuvenating hydration.
  • Control Corrective Hydrating Cream Peel Facial - A gentle, hydrating facial that helps smooth lines, wrinkles and uneven texture as it soothes and renews, the treatment features a lactic acid and peptide peel to offer efficient exfoliation without any worry of redness, sensitivity or dryness. It's ideal as monthly maintenance for dry, sensitive or any other skin type craving comfort, restoration or hydration.


       4. Learn the DO's and DONT's of dry skin. Sitting in front of the fire with a cocktail may be your idea of a winter fantasy, but this combination is a DON'T for your skin. Here are a few more tips for keeping dry skin at bay:

  • DO limit shower and bath time, and use warm, not hot water - (a DON'T!)
  • DON'T sit directly in front of the fireplace
  • DON'T scratch itchy spots; DO apply a cooling compress, Redness Relief Serum (especially soothing when kept in the refrigerator) or a towel soaked in milk to relief itchiness and redness
  • DO up your intake of essential fatty acids found in fish, nuts, seeds, and avocados, which can have an anti-inflammatory effect and help lubricate skin
  • DO drink plenty of water
  • DON'T sip sugary drinks like soda or cocktails, which zap hydration
  • DO wear hydrating lip balm, such as Hydrating Lip Conditioner SPF 15




       5. Make sure you're using the right moisturizer. All skin types should use a moisturizer, but it must be a moisturizer right for YOUR skin. A misconception with dry skin is that a heavier cream is necessary, but that it's the case, as it's more about the formula. Look for ingredients such as lactic acid, which helps skin hold on to hydration, or aloe, a natural and gentle remedy for dry skin.

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